Thousands go to Florida Gun Show 11 days after massacre

Record numbers flocked to ogle assault weapons, shotguns and pistols at a Florida gun show days after the massacre of students at a high school in the same state.

Organizers at the weekend event in Tampa said that roughly 7,000 people strolled around a hall where guns of various shapes and sizes were displayed on Saturday and more were expected on Sunday, according to WTSP.

Florida Gun Shows, which put on the event, cancelled a similar show set for next month in Fort Lauderdale, which is closer to Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were gunned down by Nikolas Cruz on Valentine’s Day.

But the couple of hundred miles between south and central Florida was enough to have attendees more focused on the massacre’s impact on their ability to purchase weapons.

SEE MORE: Trump to discuss Fla. school shooting with governors

Some groups, including the teen survivors of the attack, have called for a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, which Cruz, at age 18, bought legally in 2017 after being kicked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Gun enthusiasts attend the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Jorge Fernandez teaches a weapons class during the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
The shooting range set up at the weapons course where students learn how to proficiently shoot a gun to pass the weapons course during the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
John Helms, owner of a weapons course, shows how to load a 22 Revolver used by students in the class during the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A student holds an application for weapons licens eduring a weapons class at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Gun enthusiasts attend the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast attends the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Gun enthusiasts attend the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Gun enthusiasts attend the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast leaves the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast arrives at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, to sell her weapon on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast checks a weapon at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast arrives at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast checks a weapon at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast holds a weapon during the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast arrives at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast arrives at the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, to sell his weapon on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
A gun enthusiast holds a weapon during the South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida, on February 17, 2018. The gun show started three days after a mass shooting 30 miles (48kms) away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Martin said vendors were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump has called for stricter background checks and raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons, which is currently only 18 under federal law, to 21.

The National Rifle Association opposes the move and it is unclear whether or not Republican lawmakers will support it in Congress.

Unlicensed private person-to-person sales — common at gun shows — are not subject to federal background checks or any age restriction for “long gun” sales.

SEE MORE: Schumer blasts Trump over proposal to ax $425M for school safety

Florida Gun Show manager George Fernandez told WTSP that 95% of those at his shows are licensed dealers.

While some of those at the Tampa gun show were firearm enthusiasts, others were newcomers who came to the event out of fear that gun violence will wrack the country.

Juanita Stafford told the New York Times that she got a discount on the normal $199 price for bullet-resistant backpack plates after she bought some for her eight grandchildren.

“We don’t want to be the people going to funerals and saying coulda, woulda, shoulda,” she said.

“We’re putting our money where our mouth is.”

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States with the toughest gun laws
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States with the toughest gun laws

24. Indiana

Grade: D-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

T-23. North Carolina

Grade: D-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

T-23. New Hampshire

Grade: D

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

T-21. Virginia

Grade: D

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

T-21. Ohio

Grade: D

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

20. Nebraska

Grade: D

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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19. Wisconsin

Grade: C-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images)

18. Nevada

Grade: C-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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T-16. Michigan

Grade: C

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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T-16. Iowa

Grade: C

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

15. Oregon

Grade: C

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo via REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

14. Colorado

Grade: C

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo via REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo)

13. Pennsylvania

Grade: C

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

12. Minnesota

Grade: C+

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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11. Delaware

Grade: B

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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10. Washington

Grade: B

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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9. Rhode Island

Grade: B+

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel via Getty Images)

8. Illinois

Grade: B+

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo via REUTERS/Jim Young)

7. Hawaii

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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T-5. New York

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo via REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

T-5. Maryland

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

4. Massachusetts

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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3. New Jersey

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo by Mark Makela for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

2. Connecticut

Grade: A-

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

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1. California

Grade: A

Source: gunlawscorecard.org

(Photo credit MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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